[SciPy-user] pynetcdf crashing on Python 2.5

Ryan May rmay@ou....
Wed Jul 18 15:45:37 CDT 2007

Ryan May wrote:
> Hi,
> I've been using Travis's pynetcdf package (0.7) for doing NetCDF IO for 
> a lot of my code.  I recently updated my Gentoo install to use Python 
> 2.5, and now previously working code crashes (segmentation fault, no 
> python exception) when I try to access an array of data.  A GDB 
> backtrace puts the error inside _netcdf.so. I haven't recompiled with 
> debugging symbols to try to track this down any further.

If anyone knows a bit about this code, GDB points the crash down to a 
SIGFPE at line 1435:

dims[d] = (indices[i].stop-indices[i].start-1)/indices[i].stride+1;

According to GDB, indices[i].stride is 0, which causes the crash. 
Anybody have a suggestion of what to look at next?


Ryan May
Graduate Research Assistant
School of Meteorology
University of Oklahoma

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